Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos-Recto (born Maria Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos November 3, 1953 in Bamban, Tarlac), commonly known as Vilma Santos-Recto or Ate Vi is a Filipino actress and box office queen for almost four decades. One of the original Philippine movie queens, she rose up to become the versatile actress that has been given the fitting title of “Star for All Seasons” because of her capacity to adapt to the changing mores and values of the Filipino woman, giving a face to their plight and struggles, albeit in success both critically and box-office wise in some of Philippine cinema’s classics such as Trudis Liit (1963), Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), Burlesk Queen (1977), Relasyon (1982), Sister Stella L. (1984), Alyas Baby Tsina (1984), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story (1993), Anak (2000) and Dekada ’70 (2002). She is currently the governor of Batangas, Philippines (2012)(Wikipedia).

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Masama bang maging pangit? (on criticism about her visible eyebags) - "...Nakaka-miss talaga ang showbiz. Pamilya ko na kasi ito eh. Huwag lang naman sana sa ganitong okasyon tayo nagkikita-kita...Mahirap din kasing magmukhang wala kang alam ‘pag nagdedebatehan na sa committees...Hindi ko naman kasi pinaplano ‘yan eh. At least sa Congress may mga break sa session...Pag nasa executive ako, 24/7 ang trabaho ko. Kung pinaplano ko ang political career ko, tumakbo na sana ako bilang Vice President...Wala pang magandang story eh. Gusto ko namang may bagong ipapa­kita once gumawa uli ako ng movie. May sinabi sa akin si Direk Joyce Bernal. ‘Yung pagsasamahan namin ni Judy Ann (Santos). Maganda ‘yung idea dahil bago. Pero sabi ko, script muna ang gusto kong mabasa...Hayaan na lang natin sila. Hindi na ako naaapektuhan ng ganyang paninira. Saka masama bang maging pangit? Hindi nila alam ang story behind it kaya malaya silang sabihin ang gusto nilang sabihin...Kinaya ko naman kasi ang katawan ko that night kahit may dinaram­dam pa rin ako. Mas marami naman siguro akong napasaya nu’ng Star Awards, ‘di ba?..." - Vilma Santos, Reported by Jun Nardo, Abante, 08 September 2017

The Promise - "At long last, the certified queens of Philippine movies got to share the same stage again. Superstar Nora Aunor and the Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos graced the Star Awards for Movies, spearheaded by the Philippine Movie Press Club and held at the Resorts World Manila last Sunday. For the first time since the return of Ate Guy (as Aunor is known) from the United States in 2011, she bumped into screen rival Ate Vi (as Santos is called in the biz), in a glitzy event. They were the recipients of the Ginintuang Bituin ng Pelikulang Pilipino honor. They also tied as best actress; Guy won for “Kabisera”; Vi, for “Everything About Her.” “Nagkumustahan kami,” Guy told the Inquirer. “Sinabi ko na nawala ang cell phone ko kaya hindi ako nakapag-text sa kanya.” “[That’s why] I gave my phone number to her,” Vi related. “It was really nice seeing Mare again. The last time was when my movie, ‘In My Life,’ was shown in Los Angeles in 2009.” “Ngayon na nagbigayan na kami ng contact number, puwede na kaming magtawagan at mag-textan tulad noong nasa States ako,” Guy said. “Nagkuwentuhan kami about life. After five decades, nandito pa rin kami,” Vi remarked. “We are very thankful sa fans, sa press, para sa recognition. We kept talking all night. We promised to keep in touch..." - Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, 06 September 2017

Sense of Unpredictability - "The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), in its more than three decades of recognizing stars and movies in local industry, has been notorious in giving out the same award to two nominees in a specific category on its awards night. And last Sunday, for the nth time, was no exception...in the Best Actress category, audiences raised their eyebrows and plastered the big question “why” on social media. Superstar Nora Aunor and actor-turned-politician Vilma Santos shared the top acting honors at the 33rd edition of PMPC Star Awards for Movies. Aunor and Santos were both proclaimed Best Actress winners for their roles in Kabisera and Everything About Her, respectively. Yes, they’re both great actors, so why not? This decision to split the coveted acting plum between two legendary actors was a tricky decision. But obviously, the members of the PMPC didn’t want to offend any of the two celebrated local movie stars who both showed up at the venue. The same thing applies to the ardent supporters of the “Superstar” and the “Star for All Seasons” who, up until now, could launch a massive word war. You see, they were uncertain on who to honor, but one thing was certain though, they didn’t want to make any bold decision to clean up their dubious credibility or at least give their award show some sense of unpredictability. It was a lost chance...Meanwhile, in the Best Actor race, Daniel Padilla walked home with the top acting honors winning over legitimate film critics’ favorite Paolo Ballesteros (Die Beautiful)...Sure, two or three among these actors mentioned have given better performances compared to the young actor. But they weren’t the choice of the members of PMPC. And that gives people an idea of PMPC’s benchmark when it comes to choosing the best in this art form." - Nickie Wang, The Standard, 05 September 2017

Advice of Mommy Vi - "...When we were doing Dekada ’70, I was just starting out in the industry. Mommy Vi told me that she got into film production and all sorts of things, but what saved her were the properties she bought. Since then, what I would do, when I would get a big paycheck, I would buy a piece of land. I never (take out a) loan. I only did one time for my car because I didn’t have enough. Then when the recession hit the States, we got into US real estate...Now we’re in stage two, we’re partnering with different companies for commercial businesses. We’re building...” - Piolo Pascual, reported by Bianca Gonzalez, The Philippine Star, 27 August 2017

Dyed-in-the-wool Vilma Santos Fan - "...Playwright-director Chris Martinez, normally quite shy and averse to interviews, agreed to sit down with the Fabcasters to talk about the movie--among other things. It was a hoot...Other tidbits we gathered: He and his signature actress Eugene Domingo (Best Supporting Actress for 100 in the 2008 Cinemalaya Film Festival) go a long way back, even living together for a while--as friends. The movie's title (spoiler alert!) refers to the hundred things Mylene Dizon's stricken character sets out to do before she dies--though there are actually 102 tasks included in the film (I made sure to ask that). Since he likes dialogue-driven films, Woody Allen is his favorite director. And he is a dyed-in-the-wool Vilma Santos fan--the reference to Pahiram ng Isang Umaga at one point in the film is a dead giveaway. “Di ba dapat naman siya ang idolohin, the way she's lived her life?,” he quipped. “Ang mga ina-idol natin dapat yung mga pasulong sa liwanag!” Laughter all around. Money quote (well, because I lobbed the question-on the claim by some that “Cinemalaya seems to be losing its way because mas marami na ang mainstream actors and actresses who are getting the parts there, and sila rin ang nananalo”): “I don't find anything wrong with casting name actors... For me, the distinction between independent and mainstream [film] is just economics. But aesthetically, dapat walang distinction. Hindi naman ibig sabihin pag independent film kailangan unknown actors, or gumagalaw-galaw ang camera mo, or poorly lit. At di rin naman ibig sabihin pag mainstream e kailangan laging glossy. Sa akin, ang aesthetics iba yun sa economics. Ang goal naman yata ng bawat independent filmmaker is to get the mainstream audience--to get as many people to watch the film. Otherwise, hindi masu-sustain ang artist, di siya makakagawa ng mas marami pang pelikula...” - Gibbs Cadiz, 19 November 2008

Vilma may K para maging National Artist - "...Isinusulong pala ng Vilmanians na maging National Artist ang Star for All Seasons na si Vilma Santos-Recto. Why not? May karapatan si Mama Vi na i-declare bilang National Artist dahil sa mga achievement niya bilang aktres at sa kanyang mga kontribusyon sa local entertainment industry. Magsasalita na ako ng tapos, walang aktres ang makaka-duplicate sa mga naabot ni Mama Vi na na­ging mayor,governor at ngayon, house representative. Kung nasangkot man si Mama Vi sa mga kontrobersya, mga usual na intriga sa mga artista ang pinagdaanan niya. Hindi natin siya nabalitaan na nalulong sa paggamit ng illegal drugs, nagsugal at kung anik-anik na katsipan na ginawa ng ibang mga artista na hindi pinahalagahan ang mga bonggang biyaya na kanilang natanggap mula sa Itaas. Sana nga, matupad ng Vilmanians ang dream nila na magawaran si Mama Vi ng National Artist award dahil deserving siya para sa nabanggit na parangal..." - Lolit Solis, Pang-Masa, 13 August 2017

The Uncredited Makeup/Prosthetic Artist of Lipad Darna Lipad - "...Now considered a lost film, Lipad, Darna, Lipad! (1973) was groundbreaking, not only in its highly camp self-awareness and pure pop-culture-meets-European-arthouse sensibility, but in its directors' thoughtful application of special effects and prosthetics. Carvajal and Cecille transformed perennial bad girl Celia Rodriguez into Darna's snake-domed nemesis Valentina like never before in the series' previous three decades; likewise, Gloria Romero morphed into Impakta, and Liza Lorena became Babaeng Lawin. Cecille would continue her association with Darna in Darna And The Giants (1973) and Darna vs The Planet Women (1975), both starring Lipad…'s Vilma Santos, and the rebooted Darna (1991). "I enjoy so much working on Darna, because I have lots of episodes. In one film I was doing all of it - sometimes I do the makeup also, sometimes I do the effects. At that time there was not much production design, only costume and makeup. So I made already prosthetics of the different enemies of Darna, for example Darna and Valentina, Darna and the Giants, and I made up Helen Gamboa into an outer space alien, then the head was blown out. The effects man forgot, but that's my head, we worked with. All the prosthetics there, I did..." - Cecille Baun, Reported and written Andrew Leavold, Andrew Leovold Blogspot, 08 January 2017

Still Relevant - “...Ate Guy and I had a great time shooting that movie (#TBirdAtAko). OK kami (we were on good terms), and it was a happy set...It was fun working with her. With Direk Danny guiding us, we would discuss the best way to execute our scenes together...We both liked our characters kasi—because the roles assigned to us played well to our strengths as performers. Everybody knows that I express myself well via body language, while Guy is noted for her subdued portrayals. So, when we’re together, our acting styles complement each other, at lalong napapaganda ang eksena (and the scenes are better because of them)! Now more than ever, ‘T-Bird at Ako’ shows how timeless it is because its theme is as relevant as ever—napapanahon pa rin s’ya!...” - Rito P. Asilo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 31 July 2017

Ganda at Talino - "...Vilma was picked dahil sa kanyang husay at galing sa pagganap na umani ng parangal mula sa lahat ng mga organisasyong pampelikula na nagbibigay ng gawad...Taglay n’ya ang ganda at talino ng artistang hinahangaan ng marami sa publiko, subalit namumukod s’yang higit hindi lamang dahil sa pisikal n’yang katangian, ngunit dahil sa kanyang kabatiran at tagos-kaluluwang pagganap sa kanyang bawat katauhang binigyang-buhay sa pelikula..." - Bienvenido Lumbera, Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Reported by Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo, Philstar, 21 July 2017

Pang-Abono - "...Iyon namang ibang award giving bodies, nominated pa rin si Ate Vi. Nanalo siya kamakailan sa The Eddys bilang Best Actress. Ang katuwiran ng ibang award giving bodies, aktibo pa naman bilang aktres si Ate Vi kahit na nga sabihing bihira na rin siyang makagawa ng pelikula dahil sa kanyang iba pang tungkuling kailangang gampanan. Pero paminsan-minsan, nakakasingit pa rin naman siyang gumawa ng pelikula lalo na at may magandang proyektong iniaalok sa kanya. Iyon kasi ang malaking kaibahan ni Ate Vi sa ngayon. Noong araw, ang pagiging artista ay isang propesyon para sa kanya. Talagang ito ang kanyang hanapbuhay. Ngayon, dahil sa naging katayuan nga niya sa buhay, at noong panahong isa siyang aktres ay nakapag-ipon naman siya ng pera, bukod pa nga sa mga napasukan niyang negosyo, makakapamuhay na siya nang walang problema. Sa pulitika ay alam naman nating walang kita at kadalasan abono pa, kaya nga siya gumagawa ng pelikula kung minsan, “para may pang-abono”. Kung minsan ang kita niya bilang artista, itinutuloy na niya sa foundation na itinatag niya para tumulong sa mga mahihirap. May plano rin siyang isa pang foundation para naman sa Vilmanians. Marami pang iniisip na proyekto si Ate Vi na makatutulong sa industriya at sa mga taong gumagalaw dito. Kaya palagay namin bagay nga sa kanya iyang “natatanging gawad” na iyan..." - Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa, 21 July 2017

Full Force Fans - "...Full force ang #JaDine fans, ang fans nina Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador, Kisses Delavin and Marco Gallo, Julian Trono and Ella Cruz, Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata at maging ang fans nina Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati. May mga dala pa silang banner pero may particular size lang na puwedeng ipasok sa Kia Theater kaya ang iba’y ipinaiwan sa labas. Pero grabe ang tilian nila talaga. At ang nakakatuwa, hindi nagpatalo ang Noranians at Vilmanians na sumugod din sa venue ng awards night. Tili rin sila nang tili. At ang isa pang nakaka­tuwa sa ibang fans, nag-effort silang mag-formal. Hindi sila basta lang naka T-shirt o tsinelas. Mga nakabihis. Parang bumalik ang da­ting panahon na nagbibihis ang fans para mag-attend ng awards night..." - Salve Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon, 11 July 2017

Maindie - "...Quantum started the maindie trend when it entered Jeffrey Jeturian’s Ekstra (The Bit Player) in the 2013 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. Maindie marries qualities of the mainstream film with the indie film. When put together, it produces a quality film with commercial intent. Ekstra is a Vilma Santos starrer, a light movie about bit players supported by bit players with Piolo Pascual, Marian Rivera, Richard Yap, among others, in cameo roles. True enough, it won special jury prize, audience choice, NETPAC Prize, best actress for Vilma and turned out to be the highest grosser and had an out-of-festival commercial screening. So Quantum found the solution seven years ago that indie filmmakers cannot reconcile up to now, and that the 2017 Executive Committee is theoretically implementing this year. It seems irreconcilable because indie filmmakers aim to make themselves the standard, unwilling to work on a compromise. Trouble here is that the Film Development Council of the Philippines cannot take sides and decide that quality is almost not enough..." - Edgar Cruz, Tribune, 08 July 2017

Request kay MNS - “...Wow! Hindi ko pa alam, promise. Talaga ba? Sana talaga matuloy. Sa totoo lang, hindi pa kami nakakapag-usap ni Ate Vi. Kasi wala pang chance na magkaroon talaga kami ng moment na makapag-usap...Matagal ko nang nilalambing sa Star Cinema, ang dami lang talagang ganap. Kaya please, please sana matuloy. Lagi ko talaga request kay MNS (Malou N. Santos) na sana magkaroon ako ng movie with Ate Vi. Siya na lang kasi talaga ‘yung hindi ko pa nakakasama. Parang kulang eh, kulang ang pagiging artista mo kapag hindi mo siya nakatrabaho. Lahat yata ng artista gusto talaga siyang makasama at isa ako doon...” - Judy Ann Santos, Reported by Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon, 08 June 2017

Survivor of Life's Trials - "...Perfect ang description kay Vilma ng isang respected showbiz authority na nasubaybayan ang lahat ng mga pangyayari sa personal at professional life niya. “Vi is a beautiful survivor of life’s trials and has earned the public’s sustained respect and admiration because she has kept her dignity on and off camera, and she doesn’t inflict her privates pains, imagined or otherwise, on the public. “Remember, respect begets respect. Vi is the perfect role model not only of her colleagues but of the public as well...” - Jojo Gabinete, Abante, 06 June 2017

Signature Director - “...Gil (Portes) is one of the “most passionate filmmakers” I had ever worked with...He’s my signature director. And he used to call me his signature actress, too, because we did a lot of projects together...‘Munting Tinig,’ ‘Homecoming,’ ‘Barcelona’ and ‘Liars’...Direk Gil was an artist and a mentor in every sense of the word. He used to tell me, ‘O, Alex, ’naku, pang-best actress ito ha! Galingan mo, kalaban mo na naman si Ate Vi!...” - Alessandra de Rossi, as reported by Allan Policarpio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 May 2017

Vilma Santos, The Batangueña - "...However, the most telling evidence of how well a person can suit language and lifestyle lies in Vilma Santos-Recto, who now peppers her conversations with traditional Batangueño lines spoken with the right attitude. Vilma has taken to calling friends as Ka Nitoy or Ka Celia, ka being a term of endearment among Batangas old-timers. Ka is also used as a term of respect to another person, usually older. In the late 70s, Vilma acted in a film called Vilma Veinte Nueve (29) where she played a balisong-wielding fighter of a character. She was Batangueña, but of course..." - Nestor Cuartero, Tempo, 22 May 2017

On Bashers - “...People say that I should take the high road in dealing with bashers, but I will be the one to tell you—bastos po ako, palamura ako. I will not pretend to be clean. If a basher hits me, he or she should be ready to be hit back. Our being TV personalities doesn’t give other people the right to attack us...They say the art of deadma is divine; I say, ‘To each his own.’ I don’t hate bashers. I actually enjoy dealing with them. Being on TV doesn’t make me a better person. I tell you, I’m the opposite of everything my parents are...” - Luis Manzano, Reported by Marinel R. Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 April 2017

Fashion Trademarks - "...Everyone has that one thing or two that most people remember them at. Especially for public figures where their fashion statement, more often or not, becomes their "identifier." It can also reach that point where a style becomes iconic when people are donning it in costume events like Halloween! To prove that fashion statements leaves a mark, here are 7 Filipino celebrities whom became known for their all-time fashion trademarks...Vilma Santos-Recto: With her title as the "Star for All Seasons," Vilma Santos-Recto also developed her fashion trademark overtime. The actress turned politician became iconic in her colorful suits and her trusty handerkerchief at her right hand. Trivia, the hanky is there simply wipe sweat and dust..." - Sherry Tadeja, Iniside Manila, 18 April 2017

Rebel Director - "...Maraming galos si Vilma Santos rito pero di siya nagreklamo. Sobrang bow ako sa kanya. Nagkwento na lamang siya na nahilo siya, may galos siya. Sobrang inspiring makatrabaho si Ate Vi. Di siya nagpapa-importante kahit Batangas governor na siya noon. Di rin siya nagpapa-antay. Mahal na mahal siya ng mga kapwa-artista. Sabay-sabay sila dumating. Di siya nagbibigay ng problema...Iyon ang sobrang sarap kay Ate Vi...I’ve always been a rebel. May sarili akong diskarte o pananaw. Even my father, who had a high position in government (being a local government minister then), never forced me to do things that I did not want. My mother was the one worrying kasi wala naman kita sa art.." - Chito S. Roño, As Reported by Rogelio Constantino Medina, Manila Standard, 10 April 2017

Vilma's Darna costumes - "...Over the past six decades, more than 15 actresses have portrayed Darna, the iconic Pinoy heroine created by Mars Ravelo. Filipinos have also witnessed more than a dozen variety of Darna's costume, which is usually a red bikini with a gold star on each brassiere cap and a helmet with ruby-encrusted gold winged medallion. Her accessories include gold cuff bracelets, golden medallion belt with a loincloth in the middle, and red boots. Here's an extensive look on how Darna's costume changed through the years...Vilma Santos ruled the '70s as Darna, and wore four different costumes. In Lipad, Darna, Lipad (1973), she donned the original red bikini with gold stars (left) including the red helmet with gold winged medallion, the red boots, gold medallion belt, and gold cuff bracelets. In Darna and the Giants (1974), she wore an all-gold ensemble (middle) with red details, plus a gold choker. In Darna vs. the Planetwomen (1975), she donned a dark blue bikini (right) with red stars and the same accessories plus the choker...1980s, Vilma took back Darna's stone for the movie Darna and Ding (1980). This was the last time she played the iconic super heroine, and also her most daring Darna costume ever: from boyshorts, her bottoms were changed into a high-waisted bikini. She also donned a sparkly red bikini top with gold stars and shiny blue shorts with white loincloth. The rest of her accessories were in gold..." - Nikko Tuazon, PEP, 09 April 2017

On #LGBT and The #DeathPenalty - “...Kung maaari nga lang sana, may exclusive laws para sa LGBT, kasi naiintindihan ko situations nila eh...Kasi ang LGBT, may discrimination talaga eh. Parang kapag sinabing lesbian (o gay), may (negative) connotation na agad ang mga tao (sa kanila). (Pero) ang sa akin lang, ‘What’s wrong with that (being gay)?’ Buti nga ngayon, mas libre na sila mag-expose (ng mga sarili nila)...(on saying NO to death penalty) Yun kasi ang prinsipyo ko sa buhay. Iba din ang prinsipyo ng iba na dapat din natin igalang...At the end of the day kung anong makakabuti sa mga tao, ’yun ang sundin natin. Since naninindigan ako sa no, I am ready to accept the consequences of my decision..." - Vilma Santos-Recto, as reported by Regina Mae Parungao, Manila Bulletin, 16 March 2017

Life is simply not ours to take - “...Naniniwala ako sa hustisya. Ang mga nagkasala ay nararapat na patawan ng parusa, karampatan sa nasasaad sa batas. But I also believe that everyone has the right to become productive members of society. Everybody deserves a chance to correct their mistakes. Reformation. Rehabilitation. Reintegration. Those are the three processes that I believe in. Masugid akong sumangguni sa aking mga kababayan tungkol sa pagsasabatas ng Death Penalty. On their behalf, I say an adamant NO to the re-imposition of Death Pe­nalty. I fully understand the consequences of not supporting this bill, but in the question of life and death, our conscience prevails. Life is simply not ours to take. Mabuhay ang mga Lipeño at mabuhay ang sambayanang Pilipino!” - Vilma Santos-Recto, as reported by Alwin Ignacio, Abante Tonite, 10 March 2017

Remembering Danilo - "...The country’s top actors and singers remember fashion designer to the stars, Danilo Franco, fondly. Often described as “a loner and a man of few words,” Franco would rather let his designs—by turns, elegant, intricate and colorfully flamboyant—speak for themselves. Several star-clients were his most ardent supporters, as well—and would proudly don his creations not only onstage (in plays, concerts and awards rites) and onscreen (in movies and on TV shows), but offstage as well...Rep. Vilma Santos wore a Franco Filipiniana gown when she tied the knot with Sen. Ralph Recto in Lipa, Batangas, in 1992. Franco also took care of Santos’ wardrobe when she played a fierce and feisty mogul in the movie, “Everything About Her,” last year..."He was like family. We were together for ages. He did my clothes for years—from the ‘Vilma’ show in the 1980s until his passing. I am so sad. I am continuously praying for him. I love him. He was a very quiet person. Observant, passive, but a true, loving and loyal friend..." - Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, 06 February 2017

Selfie and Other Topics - "...I’m used to it because I’ve been in show biz since I was 9. Yes, it gets distracting sometimes, especially if you need to focus and think about what’s being discussed. At the same time, I also should be thankful because it means they’re interested in me...I’m more careful now (on being outspoken) because I’m aware that whatever I say influences people. You can’t dispense irresponsible advice or issue flippant comments...I support President Duterte’s war on drugs—it’s about time we take the issue seriously. But while we’re aware of the dangers of drug abuse, we can’t solve crimes by killing people. If you ask me, everybody deserves a second chance. Hindi tayo puwedeng basta magbitaw ng kung kaninong pangalan [without proof], at patay lang nang patay. There’s a better way to do this. Kailangang nasa tamang lugar...Expressing contrarian views is a human right. And she (Meryl Streep) is as intelligent a person as she is as an actress...In a way, they rule with an iron fist (Trump and Duterte). But we should give them a chance. President Duterte’s trust rating is very high (86 percent), which means he has the people’s support. Six months aren’t enough to gauge a president’s performance. Let’s hope for the best..." - Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto, as reported by Rito P. Asilo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 05 February 2017

Can't Say NO to Ate Vi - “...I didn’t receive any reply, which was unusual. The next day, Tuesday, I texted him again to ask him if we could meet up and have coffee. Again, no reply. But after about an hour, it was his brother Joey who texted me back using Danny’s phone. He told me that Danny was in the hospital and was already in critical condition...he couldn’t say no to, actress-politician Vilma Santos. At the time of his death, he only had two sewers who were on call at his shop in Singalong, Manila...Sir Dan was one of the pillars of SoFA...He was one of our first few faculty members and he eventually became a major member of our education team. He was one of those we relied on to deliver the SoFA method of design education. He understood the value of the design process and managed to mentor our students through it. He was extremely generous, becoming a lifelong mentor and friend to his students even after graduation...In spite of his full load as a SoFA professor, Dan still continued to serve his clients...He always wanted to retire from designing and move from Malate to a smaller place in Makati near SoFA. But how could he do that when clients like Vilma Santos wouldn’t stop ordering? He was always busy, but always found time to dine out, hang out with designers, co-teachers, and create artworks when his schedule allowed...” - Rene Bisquera, Reported by Alex Y. Vergara, Manila Bulletin, 05 February 2017

The Balisong-wielding Batangueña Fighter - "...Vilma Santos, the Batanguena: However, the most telling evidence of how well a person can suit language and lifestyle lies in Vilma Santos-Recto, who now peppers her conversations with traditional Batangueño lines spoken with the right attitude. Vilma has taken to calling friends as Ka Nitoy or Ka Celia, Ka being a term of endearment among Batangas old-timers. Ka is also used as a term of respect to another person, usually older. In the late ’70s, Vilma acted in a film called “Vilma Veinte Nueve (29)” where she played a balisong-wielding fighter of a character. She was Batangueña, but of course..." - Nestor Cuartero, Manila Bulletin, 27 January 2017

#GEMS Awards for Film - "...Sinadya naming lumiban sa pagbibigay ng blind item sa araw na ito para bigyang-daan ang isang bagong tatag na samahan, ang GEMS (Guild Of Educators, Mentors And Students), na binubuo ng mga akademisyan mula sa iba’t ibang paaralan, mga propesyonal mula sa mga pribadong institusyon at sektor ng lipunan, at mga mag-aaral ng mga prestihiyosong kolehiyo at pamantasan...Best Film (Indie) - Die Beautiful (The Idea First Company); Best Film (Mainstream) - Everything About Her (Star Cinema); Best Film Director (Indie) - Jun Robles Lana (Die Beautiful); Best Film Director (Mainstream) - Joyce Bernal (Everything About Her); Best Supporting Actor - Xian Lim (Everything About Her); Best Supporting Actress - Cherry Pie Picache (Whistleblower); Best Actor - Paolo Ballesteros (Die Beautiful); Best Actress - Vilma Santos (Everything About Her); Special Award, Natatanging Hiyas Ng Sining Sa Pinilakang Tabing - Jaclyn Jose..." - Cristy Fermin, Pilipino Star Ngayon, 12 January 2017

Full Protection for Filipino #LGBT - "...Ang gusto nating isulong ay itong full protection para sa ating mga LGBTs not only in this term. Sana maging permanente po ito through a law not only through a resolution. I hope this committee will support this endeavor...Ultimately, this bill seeks to create a police organization that is able and eager to respond to any criminal or emergency incident, regardless of the gender orientation of the people involved..." - Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto, reported by Kristian Javier, Philstar, 03 January 2017


Luis explains to fans why he cannot play Captain Barbell
Date News Links
09-08-2017 Nora, Vilma hope to act together again in a film
Nestor Cuartero, Manila Bulletin
09-08-2017 Ate Vi laging ginugutom ang sarili kaya nagkasakit!
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
09-08-2017 Itsura ni Ate Vi, Nilait!
Jun Nardo, Abante
09-07-2017 Vilma, Nora willing to do a movie together again
Bong De Leon, Journal
09-07-2017 House approves universal health care for all Filipinos
Ben Rosario, Manila Bulletin
09-07-2017 Vilma at Nora ilusyon lang na pagsamahin uli sa pelikula
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
09-06-2017 Nora at Vilma, hot na hot pa rin
Rowena Agilada, Tempo
09-06-2017 Queens, together again
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
09-06-2017 Ate Vi pinagbigyan ang PMPC kahit inatake ng ulcer
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
09-06-2017 Ate Vi hindi binigo ang fans
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
09-05-2017 Film critic, Manunuri Mario Hernando passes away at 68
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
09-05-2017 Vilma, Nora big winners at 33rd Star Awards for Movies
Glaiza Jarloc, Sun Star
09-05-2017 Sharing acting honors
Nickie Wang, The Standard
09-05-2017 The Eddys most credible sa pagbibigay ng awards
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
09-05-2017 Daniel Best Actor award, Nora at Vilma Best Actress
Vinia Vivar, Pang-Masa
09-05-2017 Darling of the Press ni Luis, long overdue na!
Joe Barrameda, Abante
09-05-2017 Nora at Vilma, Super-tsikahan Backstage
Gorgy Rula, Abante-Tonite
09-04-2017 Nora, Vilma share Best Actress honors
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
09-04-2017 Milestone
Leo Bukas, Journal
09-04-2017 Guy and Vi Rivalry, Nabuhay
Aster Amoyo, Journal
09-04-2017 'Walang Himala': Nora at Vilma kapwa 'Actress of the Year'
ABS-CBN News
09-04-2017 Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2017
Rappler
09-03-2017 Nora and Vilma receive Lifetime Achievement Awards
Kiko Escuadro, Push
09-03-2017 Nora, Vilma, Daniel win top acting honors
Jocelyn Dimaculangan and Allan Sancon, PEP
08-27-2017 Best actors, actresses of the ’70s and ’80s
Ronald Constantino, Tempo
08-27-2017 Luis at Jessy inuudyukan nang magpakasal
Salve V. Asis, Pang-Masa
08-22-2017 Vi: Kung para sa akin talaga, ibibigay nila yan!
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
08-21-2017 Achievements ni Vi, walang kapanabayang makakapantay
Jimi Escala, Balita Online
08-21-2017 More Pinoy films ‘go global’
Nestor U. Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer
08-20-2017 Nora at Vilma dikit ang labanan sa National Artist
Vir Gonzales, Pang-Masa
08-17-2017 Darna movie ni Vilma nawawala pa rin
Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
08-14-2017 20 awards for Kapamilya at Hiyas Ng Sining
Manila Standard Showbitz
08-14-2017 Vilmanians nagtampo kay Ate Vi: Wag na siyang paechos!
Jobert Sucaldito, Bandera
08-14-2017 Ate Vi, gagawa na ng pelikula bago matapos ang taon
Ed de Leon, Hataw Tabloid
08-14-2017 Pinay Celeb Bodies Have Changed Over The Years
Jane Sandwood, ABS-CBN News Lifestyle
08-13-2017 Ate Vi wala sa isip ang maging National Artist
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
08-13-2017 Vilma may K para maging National Artist
Lolit Solis, Pang-Masa
08-12-2017 10 celebrity kids who opted to stay out of showbiz
ABS-CBN News
08-11-2017 Will Vilma Santos be named National Artist for Film?
Danielle Aquino, Star Cinema ABS-CBN News
08-10-2017 Vilma to be proposed to be named National Artist for Film
Julie Bonifacio, PEP
08-10-2017 Gloria at Vilma pinalitan
Bernard Taguinod, Abante Tonite
08-10-2017 Maguindanao textile is a symbol of a proud race
Ayunan Grande Gunting-Al-Hadj, The Philippine Star
08-09-2017 House replaces leadership posts vacated by Arroyo, Vi
DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer
08-09-2017 Zeny Zabala, passes away
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
08-08-2017 Fans ni Ate Vi mayayaman na
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
08-07-2017 Award-giving bodies: Who gets the top plum?
Pit M. Maliksi, Business Mirror
08-07-2017 Ate Vi, dinalaw ang tagahangang may sakit na cancer
Vir Gonzales, Hataw
08-06-2017 Planong kasal nina Luis at Jessy hindi pa alam ni Ate Vi
Sol Gorgonio, Pilipino Star Ngayon
08-05-2017 Film fest fever or fatigue?
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
08-05-2017 Luis-Jessy, hinog na para pa kasal
Gorgy Rula, Abante Tonite
08-03-2017 Vilma at Marian, malabong mag-cameo sa Darna
Gorgy Rula, Abante Tonite
08-03-2017 Feisty show biz scribe Alfie Lorenzo writes 30
Marinel R. Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer
08-02-2017 Jessy grateful to be treated like family Vilma Santos
Rachelle Siazon, PEP
08-01-2017 Vilma, Pinondohan Ang Fans
Gorgy Rula, Abante Tonite
08-01-2017 Fan ni Vilma kanta ni Nora ang naalala
Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-31-2017 Vilma acknowledges Nora in lifetime achievement award
Ronnie Carrasco III, The Manila Times
07-31-2017 Vi: Our acting styles complement each other
Rito P. Asilo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
07-31-2017 Jessy feeling super lucky kay Luis
Salve V. Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-31-2017 Ate Vi bumulaga sa party ng fan na may down syndrome
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
07-27-2017 Vilma Santos in ‘inaul’ takes center stage at Sona
Ayunan Grande Gunting-Al Hadj, Philippine Daily Inquirer
07-27-2017 Soxie’s last curtain call
Nenet Galang-Pereña, The Philippine Star
07-27-2017 Luis pinasalamatan si Jessy!
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
07-25-2017 Purple, gold, Muslim patterns rule Sona fashion
Cathy Cañares Yamsuan, Cheche V. Moral, Inquirer
07-25-2017 Ate Vi hindi nakasipot sa kasal
Jojo Gabinete, Abante Tonite
07-25-2017 Ate Vi wala nang insomnia
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
07-24-2017 Women of the Weeping River sweeps six awards at Urian
Kathleen A. Llemit, Tribune
07-23-2017 Ate Vi abala sa pag-aaral
Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-23-2017 ‘Women of the Weeping River,’ nanguna sa 40th Gawad Urian Balita
07-23-2017 ‘Women of the Weeping River’ indie wins big at Urian
The Manila Times
07-23-2017 Kahit aligaga sa Kongreso Vi tutok kina Luis at Jessy
Veronica R. Samio, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-22-2017 Vilma Santos, 40th Gawad Urian Lifetime awardee
Jimi Escala, Balita
07-22-2017 ‘Weeping River’ bet ng mga kritiko
Alwin Ignacio, Abante Tonite
07-22-2017 Hasmine, best actress sa Urian!
Allan Diones, Abante Tonite
07-22-2017 Vilma, Nagkalat!
Gorgy Rula, Abante Tonite
07-21-2017 Ate Vi marami pang gustong gawin
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
07-21-2017 40th Gawad Urian Awards winners
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo, Philstar
07-21-2017 Who is the real 'Sister Stella L.'?
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo, Philstar
07-21-2017 Celso-Vilma movies
Tempo
07-21-2017 Weeping River, Die Beautiful dominate 40th Gawad Urian
Marinel R. Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer
07-21-2017 Inside the Manunuri
Tito Genova Valiente, Business Mirror
07-21-2017 Vi, tumanggap ng Gawad Urian Lifetime Achievement
Kiko Escuadro, Push
07-21-2017 40th Gawad Urian Awards winners
ABS-CBN News
07-21-2017 Mahuhusay pinarangalan sa 40th Gawad Urian
ABS-CBN News
07-20-2017 Winners, Gawad Urian Awards 2017
Rappler
07-19-2017 Ate Guy at Ate Vi pararangalan ng PMPC
Veronica R. Samio, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-19-2017 Nora vs Vilma Tilian sa Star Awards for Movies
Alwin Ignacio, Abante Tonite
07-18-2017 Jessy hindi na basta-basta nagpapa-sexy
Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-17-2017 'Barcelona', 'EAH' top Star Awards nominations
ABS-CBN News
07-16-2017 1st Eddys gumawa ng sobrang ingay!
Salve Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-16-2017 1st na pagsasama nina Edu at Luis mapapanood na sa TV
Vinia Vivar, Pang-Masa
07-14-2017 Aktres, iniwasan ang TV host
Rowena Agilada, Tempo
07-14-2017 Vilma Santos, truly ‘Natatangi’
Nestor Cuartero, Manila Bulletin
07-12-2017 Rivalry nina Nora at Ate Vi nabuhay sa The Eddys award
Jojo Gabinete, Abante
07-12-2017 Vilma, Paolo top entertainment editors’ choices
Inquirer
07-11-2017 Vilmanians at Noranians hindi nagpatalo sa bagets fans!
Salve Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-11-2017 Angel hindi pa kayang makita si Luis?!
Nitz Miralles, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-11-2017 Vilmanians full force Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
07-11-2017 Batuhan ng mag-amang Luis at Edu kinaaliwan! Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
07-11-2017 Humayo wagi! Baby E, Pang-Masa
07-11-2017 Ate Vi waging best actress sa the Eddys!
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
07-10-2017 Restored Classics on free TV
Edgar O. Cruz, The Philippine Star
07-10-2017 Vi wins Eddys Best Actress
Arlo Custodio, Manila Times
07-10-2017 Vi, Paolo Ballesteros big winners at 1st Eddy Awards
Maridol Ranoa-Bismark, Philstar
07-09-2017 Vilma, Paolo Ballesteros win top acting trophies
Arniel Serato and Allan Sancon, PEP
07-09-2017 Acting showdown sa kauna-unahang The Eddys For Movies
Jun Nardo, Bandera
07-08-2017 Star-studded Eddys Awards set
The Philippine Star
07-08-2017 Quality is almost not enough
Edgar Cruz, Tribune
07-08-2017 Dahil sa EDDYS: Nora-Vilma rivalry, buhay na naman!
RK Villacorta, Pinoy Parazzi
07-08-2017 Stars converge at the first Eddys
Nickie Wang, Manila Times
07-08-2017 Veteran scriptwriter, bibigyan ng posthumous Eddys
Lito Mañago, Journal
07-08-2017 Luis explains to fans why he cannot play Captain Barbell
Clarizel Abanilla, Inquirer
07-08-2017 Angel at Luis inaabangan kung magkikita sa the Eddys!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
07-08-2017 Vilma Santos is, indeed, ‘Natatangi’
Ronald Constantino, Tempo
07-05-2017 Luis explains to fans why he cannot play Captain Barbell
Clarizel Abanilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer
07-04-2017 Pagreregalo kay Liza ng Darna komiks inireklamo
Alex Brosas, Bandera
07-02-2017 Nora, kalaban si Lotlot, pati na si Vilma
Aster Amoyo, Journal
06-30-2017 Scriptwriter Jake Tordesillas passes away
Aya Tantiangco/KG, GMA News
06-30-2017 Screenwriter Jake Tordesillas passes away at 68
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
06-26-2017 Bakbakang Vilma vs Nora inaabangan na sa 1st EDDY
Ronnie Carrasco III, Bandera
06-24-2017 Juday at Ate Vi pareho ang gustong gawin
Aster Amoyo, Pilipino Star Ngayon
06-23-2017 Ate Vi, bibisita sa fan na may sakit
Jun Nardo, Journal
06-18-2017 Rhian, PALABAN kina Jaclyn, Nora at Vilma
Alwin Ignacio, Abante Tonite
06-13-2017 Bawal ang gapangan sa EDDYS!
Gorgy Rula, Abante Tonite
06-11-2017 The Eddys handa sa haters at bashers!
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
06-11-2017 Charo, Nora, Vi, Rhian, Aiai at Jaclyn gitgitan sa Eddys
Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
06-10-2017 Charo, Daniel among nominees for 1st Eddys Awards
ABS-CBN News
06-10-2017 ‘SSL,’ ‘Batch ’81,’ and Other Martial Law Movies to Watch
Anna Cayco, The Philippine Daily Inquirer
06-08-2017 Juday laging special request si Ate Vi
Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon
06-06-2017 In Focus: Reasons Why Millenials Need A New Darna
ABS-CBN News
06-05-2017 Ngayon Judy Ann makakasama ni Vi sa Star Movie
Peter Ledesma, Hataw Tabloid
06-03-2017 Pangarap ni Juday kay Ate Vi plantsado na!
Lolit Solis, Pang-Masa
05-30-2017 13 actresses who played Darna
ABS-CBN News
05-30-2017 Liza Soberano nervous yet excited to play Darna
ABS-CBN News
05-28-2017 Ate Vi hindi malimutan ang Ms. X
Baby E, Pang-Masa
05-28-2017 Gil Portes: Loving cinema until the end
Francis Joseph A. Cruz, The Philippine Star
05-27-2017 Gil Portes, epitome of indie filmmaker; 71
Allan Policarpio, Philippine Daily Inquirer
05-27-2017 Gil will be sorely missed
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
05-27-2017 Angel naunahan si Ate Vi sa pangarap
Baby E, Pang-Masa
05-26-2017 Wish ni Vi, pelikula nila ni Juday; gumanap na Muslim
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
05-26-2017 Condolences To Direk Gil's Family
Mario Bautista, Journal
05-24-2017 Acclaimed filmmaker Gil Portes, 71, passes away
ABS-CBN News
05-24-2017 Vilma botong-boto kay Jessy, totoong tao at hindi plastik
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
05-24-2017 Liza pinakabatang Darna?!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
05-22-2017 Vilma Santos, The Batangueña
Nestor Cuartero, Tempo
05-22-2017 Vilma Santos, boto kay Jessy Mendiola
Ramak Kowsari, Brigada News
05-21-2017 Vi reveals what she admires about Jessy Mendiola
Glenn Regondola, PEP
05-20-2017 Vi approves of Jessy Mendiola for son Lucky: "I like her."
Melba Llanera, PEP
05-17-2017 House okays Integrated Public Schools measure
Maricel Cruz, The Manila Standard
05-14-2017 Vi & Angel, masusubukan ang galing sa Baby Go biopic
Alwin Ignacio, Abante Tonight
05-14-2017 Nora at Sharon, iniwan na sa pansitan ni Vilma
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
05-12-2017 Ate Vi, Puring-puri ni Baby Go!
Jun Nardo, Abante
05-11-2017 Ate Vi at BG Producer, magsasanib-puwersa
Pilar Mateo, Hataw Tabloid
05-05-2017 ‘Pretty Boy’ Romeo Vasquez takes a bow; 78
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
05-04-2017 The Most Touching And Hugot-filled Films About OFWs
Angela Sy, ABS-CBN Life Style
05-04-2017 Goodbye, Pretty Boy!
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
04-29-2017 Popular Filipino love teams through the years
Irish Eden Belleza, Gulf News
04-26-2017 Luis ayaw magpatawag ng ‘Lucky’ kay Jessy!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
04-26-2017 Xian overwhelmed by Gawad Tanglaw recognition
ABS-CBN News
04-26-2017 Angel, Jessy post intriguing ‘about last night’ photos
Clarizel Abanilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer
04-22-2017 Jessy mas nai-in love araw-araw kay Luis!
Salve V. Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
04-22-2017 Jessy araw-araw mas nai-inlove kay Luis!
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
04-22-2017 Outstanding women to be honored
Tempo Online
04-21-2017 The artist who drew the original Darna
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
04-21-2017 Jessy: Thank you for making me believe in love again
ABS-CBN News
04-21-2017 Willy Cruz: Swan song for a gifted Pinoy songsmith
Allan Policarpio, Philippine Daily Inquirer
04-20-2017 Sharon Cuneta’s advice to the next Darna
Maridol Ranoa-Bismark, Philstar
04-20-2017 No goodbye for Willy Cruz
Baby A. Gil, The Philippine Star
04-20-2017 Luis nag-propose na raw kay Jessy sa Japan
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
04-19-2017 Luis proposed to Jessy in Japan?
Bong De Leon, Journal
04-18-2017 7 Filipino personalities’ iconic fashion trademarks
Sherry Tadeja, Iniside Manila
04-16-2017 Luis ayaw pa talagang pakasalan si Jessy!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
04-11-2017 8 local films you should watch this Holy Week
Chandral Selim, Star Cinema
04-11-2017 Bakasyon ni Ate Vi naudlot sa earthquake!
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
04-10-2017 The six-decade evolution of Darna's costume
Nikko Tuazon, PEP
04-10-2017 ‘Rebel director’
Rogelio Constantino Medina, Manila Standard
04-06-2017 Ate Vi naalarma sa lindol
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
04-01-2017 Jessy, Luis share sweet kiss in Japan
ABS-CBN News
03-30-2017 Lui!s at Jessy, Lovebirds sa Japan
Dondon Sermino, Abante
03-29-2017 Ding sa Darna, hinihintay na rin!
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
03-29-2017 Let Darna rest in peace
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
03-29-2017 Kudos To Rep. Vi For Proposing A Bill for Fishermen
Mario Bautista, Showbiz Portal
03-29-2017 Liza Soberano perfect sumigaw ng ‘Ding, ang bato!!!’
Cristy Fermin, Bandera
03-28-2017 Congw. Vi pushes for fisherfolks' welfare
Mario Bautista, Journal
03-28-2017 Vi, Charo tie sa best actress; Piolo, Enrique best actor
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
03-28-2017 Liza handang lumipad bilang Darna
Ervin Santiago, Bandera
03-28-2017 Indie producers paurong ang paggawa ng pelikula
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
03-27-2017 Kundisyon ni Angel dinahilan lang daw
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
03-27-2017 The ‘baptism’ of Atom Araullo
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
03-26-2017 Ate Vi hindi na excited sa acting award
Ed de Leon, Pang-Masa
03-26-2017 Sarah tumanggi sa Darna!
Vinia Vivar, Pang-Masa
03-26-2017 Sarah walang interes sa Darna!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
03-25-2017 Cong. Vi Ayaw Tumigil
Aster Amoyo, JournalE
03-25-2017 Vilma pinakamagaling sa lahat ng nag-Darna
Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-25-2017 What it takes to be Darna, according to Ate Vi
Dolly Anne Carvajal, The Philippine Daily Inquirer
03-24-2017 Ai Ai, Nalusaw Ang Puso Sa Papuri nina Vi, Sharon, Juday!
Dondon Sermino, Abante
03-24-2017 Ate Vi nag-text kay Ai Ai, humingi ng pasensya
Jun Nardo, Bandera
03-23-2017 Direk Borlaza, ikinwento ang hamon ng Darna
ABS-CBN News
03-22-2017 Luis Manzano says he sees himself marrying Jessy Mendiola Jill Tan Radovan, InterAksyon
03-21-2017 Your Guide To 19th Gawad Pasado
Rodel Fernando, PSR
03-21-2017 Luis Manzano, hindi pa umano naiisip magpakasal
ABS-CBN News
03-21-2017 Sarah mas bagay na kapalit, Angel babu na sa Darna!
Salve V. Asis, Pang-Masa
03-21-2017 Vilma ayaw makisawsaw sa MMFF
Sol Gorgonio, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-20-2017 Why Angel Locsin can no longer play Darna
ABS-CBN News
03-20-2017 Congw. Vi ‘di apektado sa pagkatsugi sa Kamara
Peter Ledesma, Hataw Tabloid
03-20-2017 Vilma, sinunod lang ang gusto ng mga kababayan
Gorgy Rula, Abante Tonite
03-19-2017 Ang loyalty ko wala sa partido, nasa tao – Cong. Vilma Santos Jimi Escala, Balita
03-18-2017 Vilma, natanggalan ng komite sa Congress
Lito Mañago, Journal
03-18-2017 Roles that got away
Ronald Constantino, Tempo
03-18-2017 Jessy tinanggihan ang marriage proposal ni Luis?!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
03-18-2017 Vi hindi apektado kahit nawalan ng chairmanship
Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-16-2017 Luis nagulat sa ginawa ni Jessy kay Ate Vi Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-16-2017 PEP lists down 10 Most Inspiring Women in Phil. Showbiz
Bernie Franco & Rachelle Siazon, PEP
03-16-2017 Straight up
Regina Mae Parungao, Manila Bulletin
03-15-2017 Vi, hindi na nasorpresa sa pagkakatanggal sa puwesto
Ronald Agustin Jayme, Definitely Filipino
03-13-2017 Jessy idinispley ang halikan nila ni Luis
Salve V. Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-13-2017 Luis naihanda na ang bahay na titirhan nila ni Jessy!
Baby E, Pang-Masa
03-12-2017 Cong. Vi wants to produce own movie
Eugene Asis, Journal
03-12-2017 Another Nora, Vilma? Perhaps, never again!
Ronald Constantino, Tempo
03-12-2017 Hindi kaya ng konsensya ko — Congw. Vi
Tina Mendoza, Abante
03-12-2017 Ate Vi, Gusto Nang Magka-apo!
Dondon Sermino, Abante
03-12-2017 Ate Vi goes to Congress
Ricky Lo, The Philippine Star
03-11-2017 Luis Manzano supports mom’s crucial decision
Nickie Wang, Manila Standard
03-10-2017 Ate Vi ayaw maging presidente
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
03-10-2017 Luis gulat na nagkakasundo sila ni Jessy
Salve V. Asis, Pang-Masa
03-10-2017 Luis Manzano ready to settle down with Jessy Mendiola?
ABS-CBN News
03-10-2017 Ate Vi excited sa MMFF
Lolit Solis, Pang-Masa
03-10-2017 Rep. Vi vows to share ‘experience’ with MMFF execom
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
03-10-2017 Ate Vi ayaw maging presidente
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
03-10-2017 Vilma, nanaig ang konsensya
Alwin Ignacio, Abante Tonite
03-10-2017 Vilma, No Regrets Sa "#NoToDeathPenalty!"
Jun Nardo, Abante
03-10-2017 Ai Ai, Dream Makipag-tarayan Kay Ate Vi!
Dondon Sermino, Abante
03-09-2017 Ate Vi, guest sa ‘Darna’?
JN, Journal
03-09-2017 Everbody deserves a chance to correct their mistakes – Vi
Jimi Escala, Balita
03-09-2017 ‘No To Death…’ Ni Ate Vi, Pinalakpakan Ng Showbiz!
Rose Garcia, Abante
03-09-2017 Why Rep. Vilma Santos voted no to death penalty
ABS-CBN News
03-08-2017 Vi: "I don't think may problema kami."
Bernie Franco, PEP
03-08-2017 Ate Vi na-appoint na execom ng MMFF
Salve Asis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
03-08-2017 Vilma at Grace, pasok sa MMFF 2017 EXECOM
Noel Ferrer, Abante Tonite
03-07-2017 Grace Poe, Vilma Santos join MMFF execom
ABS-CBN News
03-04-2017 Angge naging aktres din!
Ed De Leon, Pang-Masa
03-03-2017 Talent manager Cornelia Lee a.k.a. Angge passes away
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
03-03-2017 Celebs mourn death of 'Tita Angge'
ABS-CBN News
02-26-2017 ABS-CBN dominates 15th Gawad Tanglaw
PEP
01-28-2017 Joyce Bernal: Top of the directorial hit parade
Nestor U. Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-22-2017 Luis at Jessy seryosohan, Vi lumilinaw na ang request
Baby E, Pang-Masa
02-21-2017 ‘Walang Kupas’ 2nd time around?
Ronald Constantino, Tempo
02-21-2017 Marriage proposal ni Luis kay Jessy, idinaan sa ‘joke’
Alex Datu, Hataw Tabloid
02-21-2017 Marian at Angel, bagay i-remake ang Ang T-Bird At Ako
Roldan Castro, Hataw Tabloid
02-21-2017 Maigsing buhok ni Jessy, pantapat kay Angel
Roldan Castro, Hataw Tabloid
02-20-2017 Xian, dating ham actor na humahakot na ng award
Roldan Castro, Hataw Tabloid
02-16-2017 Charo type makatrabaho sina Ate Vi at Juday
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
02-06-2017 Frankly, Danilo Franco
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-05-2017 Vilma Santos, ibinibigay sa tao ang para sa tao
Ronnie Carrasco III, Pinoy Parazzi
02-05-2017 An Artist to the very end
Alex Y. Vergara, Manila Bulletin
02-05-2017 Vilma Santos goes to Congress
Rito P. Asilo, Philippine Daily Inquirer
02-02-2017 Juday, Vi nagluluksa sa pagkamatay ng mahal sa buhay
Jun Nardo, Bandera
02-02-2017 Vilma at Juday nagluluksa
Lolit Solis, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-29-2017 All that’s ugly about beauty
AA Patawaran, Manila Bulletin
01-26-2017 Luis at Jessy lumantad na magkapatong
Salve V. Asis, Pang-masa
01-27-2017 ‘Ala eh’ and that quaint Batangueño accent
Nestor Cuartero, Manila Bulletin
01-20-2017 Luis nagpapaka-praktikal, nagta-taxi na lang ‘pag coding
Jun Nardo, Pang-Masa
01-19-2017 Donna Villa namatay dahil sa cancer sa uterus
Lolit Solis, Pang-Masa
01-19-2017 Kris at Angelica sumikat kina Donna at Carlo J
Baby E, Pang-masa
01-18-2017 Cong.Vi, Paolo Best Actress at Best Actor sa 1st GEMS
Reggee Bonoan, Bandera
01-18-2017 Movie producer Donna Villa, 57
Arlo Custodio, Manila Times
01-17-2017 Producer Donna Villa, passes away
Edwin P. Sallan, InterAksyon
01-15-2017 Rep. Vi proposes paid leave for workers
Charissa Luci, Manila Bulletin
01-15-2017 Jessy pumiyok sa kasal nila ni Luis
Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-14-2017 Jessy at Luis, mag-on lang, pero ’di pa engaged
Nel Alejandrino, Journal
01-06-2017 Ate Vi botong-boto kay Jessy para kay Luis
Julie Bonifacio, Bandera
01-06-2017 Jessy tinuruan ni luis maging ‘balanse’!
Boy Abunda, Pilipino Star Ngayon
01-04-2017 Rep. Vi pushes for more quality films in next MMFF
Ryan Ponce Pacpaco, Journal
01-04-2017 Vilma lauds indie films, airs optimism on movie industry
Charissa M. Luci and Ben R. Rosario, Manila Bulletin
01-04-2017 Indie film, di tanggap ng masa?
Ed de Leon, Hataw
01-03-2017 House panel OKs to put up LGBT desks in police stations
Kristian Javier, Philstar
01-03-2017 LGBT desk sa presinto
Leifbilly Begas, Bandera
01-03-2017 Winners and losers
Mario Bautista, Journal
01-02-2017 Tail Tales: Vilma Santos’s pride and joy
Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer


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